[tm_heading tag="div" custom_google_font="" text="When I evaluate a new patient, I work to compress data collection and screen time on the front end of the visit so I can free up the remainder of the visit for face-to-face discussion and shared decision making. This intentional visit design is necessary because of the realities of modern clinic schedules. And so the questions I ask and their sequence is important to my understanding as well as the experience of the patient."][tm_spacer size="lg:50"]

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
― Voltaire

[tm_spacer size="lg:50"][tm_heading tag="h4" custom_google_font="" text="Role of a Family Caregiver"][tm_spacer size="lg:20"][tm_heading tag="div" custom_google_font="" text="In medicine there are clinical interview questions that deliver high impact nuggets at low-cost. This is one of them. This question exposes critical data that, in the background, often drives my initial approach to diagnostics and therapy. If you are a health professional try it and you’ll see. Clearly, there are clinical specialty visits that are more transactional where open-ended questions are not as critical. A good example would be consultation with a surgeon for hernia repair where the task at hand is unequivocal. (Source: 33charts.com)"][tm_spacer size="lg:30"][tm_list list_style="check" columns="xs:1;lg:1" items="%5B%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Fills%20visit%20dead%20space.%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%2C%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Exposes%20the%20hidden%20agenda.%20%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%2C%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Respects%20the%20parent%E2%80%99s%20opinion.%20%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%2C%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Gives%20me%20alternative%20ideas.%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%2C%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Clinical%20interview%20questions%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%2C%7B%22item_title%22%3A%22Planning%20a%20medical%20scheme%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22ion-checkmark-round%22%7D%5D"]